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Bachman’s Recognized With Special Achievement: Five Generations Award

2022-2023 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards

Bachmans WeBringBeautytoLife RGB1St. Paul (October 4, 2022) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to award Bachman’s the Special Achievement: Five Generations award as part of the 2022-2023 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

“It’s truly remarkable today to have five generations of family leadership at an organization, which is why it is an honor for us to recognize Bachman’s with our Special Achievement: Five Generations award,” said Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. “While Minnesota has a number of family-run businesses, it’s unique to find a retailer with five—and now six—generations participating in the organization. Core to the Bachman family is amazing customer service and a love of retail, and that legacy shows each time you walk into any of their stores.”

"We are honored to receive this award as a 5th generation family business on behalf of our family and our team members,” says Susan Bachman West. “We have been in business since 1885 and are very proud of the business we have built and our passion for serving both our community, our industry, and bringing beauty to life. We are excited for the future and thrilled that we have 6th generation family members working in the business. We look forward to what the future may bring.”

Bachman’s is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Special Achievement: Five Generations award. Ten other organizations will be recognized in other categories such as Lifetime Achievement, Retailer of the Year, Retail Manager of the Year, Best Place To Work, Advocate of the Year, Social Responsibility, Partner of the Year, Customer Experience, and Building Community Through Retail.

Susan Bachman West, Karen Bachman Thull and Adam Bachman will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Thursday, October 6, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Golden Valley. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovation strategies and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at

Click here to see all the 2022-2023 Minnesota's Retail Champions award winners.

About the Minnesota Retailers Association: The Minnesota Retailers Association promotes, preserves and enhances the retail industry in Minnesota by taking a leadership position in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members. MnRA also works to enhance the public image of the retail industry by providing information, services and support that adds value to its members.

Contact: Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (651) 227-6631


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